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How Beijing humbled Britain's mighty HSBC

blog post image The bank got in trouble over a high-stakes U.S.-China legal clash. In the past two years, Chinese state-owned firms have ended or cut back business with HSBC.

Bank of England predicts rebound in the economy

blog post image "The Bank of England said Britain's economy would grow by the most since World War Two this year and slowed the pace of its trillion dollar bond-purchasing programme, but stressed it was not reversing its stimulus." Strong indications finally of a bounce back in the economy highlight the devastating...

Heisenberg on Helgoland - the value of spending time in natural surroundings

blog post image "It was finally time to use his strange calculus to calculate the energy of a real physical system. As his excitement mounted he kept on making mistakes and correcting them, but finally he had it. When he looked at it he was struck with joy and astonishment. Out of the dance of calculations emerged an...

Edtech VC survey, 5 founder mistakes, fintech liquidity, more – TechCrunch

blog post image Edtech is so widespread, we already need more consumer-friendly nomenclature to describe the products, services and tools it encompasses. I

Why Active Learning Works - Training Industry

blog post image Experiential learning takes many forms, but one form has proven particularly potent: Active learning is more effective than explaining content.

Mars rover Perseverance takes first spin on surface of red planet

blog post image NASA's Mars rover Perseverance has taken its first, short drive on the surface of the red planet, two weeks after the robot science lab's picture-perfect touchdown on the floor of a massive crater, mission managers said on Friday.

Using the right tools for the job

blog post image Since this blog has been up I've fiddled with some text analysis stuff by analysing the text and making recommendations for similar blog entries. Did it all in PHP and MySQL just to understand how the algorithms work. Eventually it started to take about 5 hours to: tokenise and stemming the textcalculate...

Word of the day: deprecated

blog post image Geek talk. The tech behind this blog which takes any link that I find interesting and, instead of curating it for LinkedIn / Twitter / Facebook, curates it here on something I have control over broke. I accidentally upgraded the server to PHP8 and an old function in PHP each() no longer worked. Took...

The Sandwich principle: assessing the didactic effect in lectures on

blog post image The Sandwich principle: assessing the didactic effect in lectures on “cleft lips and palates”: A teaching concept, that takes individual learning and personal belongings into account, is called the “sandwich principle.” This didactic method is an educational concept that alternates consecutively...

Google Has Announced a Plan to Disrupt the College Degree: Google's new certificate program takes only six months to complete,

blog post image Google Has Announced a Plan to Disrupt the College Degree: Google's new certificate program takes only six months to complete, and will be a fraction of the cost of college.

Our itch to share helps spread Covid-19 misinformation

blog post image Our itch to share helps spread Covid-19 misinformation: Study finds social media sharing affects news judgment, but a quick exercise reduces the problem. Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office. ‘The study follows others Rand and Pennycook have conducted about explicitly political news, which similarly...

Autonomy, Belonging, Competence. GMC reports on the ABC of wellbeing.

blog post image Caring for doctors Caring for patients: An independent report into the wellbeing of UK medical students and doctors. "In 2018 we commissioned Professor Michael West and Dame Denise Coia, to carry out a UK-wide review to help tackle the causes of poor wellbeing faced by medical students and doctors. ...

Artificial Intelligence Takes On Earthquake Prediction | Quanta Magazine

blog post image Artificial Intelligence Takes On Earthquake Prediction | Quanta Magazine

Could deep learning AI be used to screen TIA clinic referral letters? Possibly.

blog post image Could deep learning AI be used to screen TIA clinic referral letters? Possibly. Stroke prevention clinics (TIA or Transient Ischaemic Attack) clinics are an important aspect of urgent care. A TIA is a risk factor for future stroke. Medical treatment needs to be started quickly and surgical options, if...

Cloud-based quantum computer takes on deuteron and wins: Optimized algorithms plus cloud-based quantum computers actually

blog post image Cloud-based quantum computer takes on deuteron and wins: Optimized algorithms plus cloud-based quantum computers actually work. Classical computers can solve these problems but this shows that quabtum computers can be programmed to do them as well ... but the progress is slow.

How to make brain friendly learning that sticks (Expert interview): Discover what it takes to make brain-friendly learning

blog post image How to make brain friendly learning that sticks (Expert interview): Discover what it takes to make brain-friendly learning with expert advice from Learning Psychologist, Stella Collins. Stella offers 6 ways you can work with the brain to help make learning stick. In summary: L - Linking (link to what...

Identifying low test-taking effort during low-stakes tests with the new Test-taking Effort Short Scale (TESS) - development

blog post image Identifying low test-taking effort during low-stakes tests with the new Test-taking Effort Short Scale (TESS) - development and psychometrics: "Low-stakes tests are becoming increasingly important in international assessments of educational progress, and the validity of these results is essential especially...

APOD: 2017 November 20 - Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie on Mars

blog post image APOD: 2017 November 20 - Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie on Mars

The surfer who has only one leg: Pegleg takes surfing in his stride thanks to a prosthetic limb.

blog post image The surfer who has only one leg: Pegleg takes surfing in his stride thanks to a prosthetic limb.

'Listen to women': UK doctors issued with first guidance on endometriosis: Disease, which causes crippling pain and can

blog post image 'Listen to women': UK doctors issued with first guidance on endometriosis: Disease, which causes crippling pain and can lead to infertility, affects 176 million women worldwide and currently takes seven to eight years to diagnose